SUSTAINABILITY TECHNOLOGY – pt 9

Fact Sheet on Chemically Treated Wood – Part 3

WOOD PRESERVATIVE DEGRADATION

FACT SHEET ON CHEMICALLY TREATED WOOD UTILITY POLES

In 2001, the European Union severely restricted the sales and use of creosote after an EU scientific committee concluded from a recent study that creosote has a greater potential to cause cancer than previously thought.

In February 2002, EPA released for comment a preliminary agreement with the three major manufactures of CCA to end manufacturing of wood preserved with CCA for residential use by the end of December 2003. As of February 2003 the final agreement had not been released.

In February 2002, EPA released for comment a preliminary agreement with the three major manufactures of CCA to end manufacturing of wood preserved with CCA for residential use by the end of December 2003. As of February 2003 the final agreement had not been released.

January 2003, the European Union announced a ban on all but a restricted number of industrial uses of CCA.

In February 2003, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that it found that that some children may face an increased risk of developing lung or bladder cancer over their lifetime from playing on playground equipment made from CCA pressure-treated wood. This risk is in addition to the risk of getting cancer due to other factors over one’s lifetime.

Please, contact SandCastle Developers at (973) 464-5506 or Email Us or You can also use the Contact Form for more information.

SUSTAINABILITY TECHNOLOGY – pt 8

Fact Sheet on Chemically Treated Wood – Part 2

WOOD PRESERVATIVE DEGRADATION

FACT SHEET ON CHEMICALLY TREATED WOOD UTILITY POLES

Chemical treating of wood poles is one of the last remaining uses of penta and creosote – 43% of all poles are treated with penta; 42% of all poles are treated with arsenic; and 13% are still treated with creosote.

The use of penta is prohibited in 26 countries around the world, but not in the United States.

Penta and its contaminants, dioxin, furans, and hexochlorobenzene are considered the United Nations Environmental Program to be persistent organic pollutants (POPs). These contaminants are restricted under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants signed by the United States in 2001.

Wood preservatives are ranked among the most potent cancer agents. They are also promoters of birth defects, reproductive problems and nervous system toxicants. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assigned a cancer risk 3.4 million times higher than acceptable for people that apply penta to poles in the field, according to EPA’s draft science chapter on penta that was released in 1999.


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SUSTAINABILITY TECHNOLOGY – pt 7

Fact Sheet on Chemically Treated Wood

WOOD PRESERVATIVE DEGRADATION

Wood preservative products are those that claim to control wood degradation problems due to fungal rot or decay, sapstain, molds, or wood-destroying insects. Both the treatment process and the use of treated-products can result in exposure to pesticides for both people and the environment.

Most of the treatment processes and uses of treated products occur outdoors. There are wood preservatives that support a tolerance for indirect food-contact uses such as wooden crates, pallets, and stakes used to store or grow raw agriculture commodities.

Most of the treatment processes and uses of treated products occur outdoors. There are wood preservatives that support a tolerance for indirect food-contact uses such as wooden crates, pallets, and stakes used to store or grow raw agriculture commodities.

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SUSTAINABILITY TECHNOLOGY – pt 6

YOUR SUSTAINABLE HOME IN SUSTAINABLE WAYS

SUSTAIN GREEN OPTIONS – Energy Conservation

Many homeowners request enhanced energy conserving options for their home, because they want to do everything possible to live responsibly. There’s many products available depending on your level of interest and budget considerations.

The in-house Green Building Team will work with you to ensure you get the most efficient, durable home possible. This team constantly studies the industry looking for new technologies and better methods of green building so they can extend that knowledge to your home.

Solar arrays, producing electricity through 273 photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of several manufacturing facility throughout the U.S. Solar panels generate one third of the energy use to manufacture your sustainable home.

We have a comprehensive recycling system. Not only do we recycle the easy items like paper and plastic bottles, but we have made partnerships with local industries that have allowed us to find markets for almost all of the waste. We recycle and reuse plastic wrap, plastic straps, metal, house wrap scraps, foam board, cardboard, sawdust, and wood scraps.

By building green we incorporate energy efficient details and specifications to meet rigorous guidelines set by the EPA’s Energy Star features and construction practices. This will result in a home that is 20 to 30 percent more energy efficient than a standard home.

Please, contact SandCastle Developers at (973) 464-5506 or Email Us or You can also use the Contact Form for more information.

SUSTAINABILITY TECHNOLOGY – pt 5

SUSTAINABILITY TECHNOLOGY – pt 5

YOUR SUSTAINABLE HOME IN SUSTAINABLE WAYS

SUSTAIN GREEN OPTIONS – MODEL CONFIGURATION

All home package is a pre-cut and panelized building system that allows you to take the guesswork out of building an energy efficient home taking advantage of the green initiatives. We want you to understand that the panelized construction involves prefabrication of the structural elements of the home, allowing for quick assembly on a prepared foundation.

SandCastle Developers excels at constructing residential structures in a factory setting and then transporting the components to building sites across the globe. All perform and function with very predictable results.

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